Just had my six week follow up this morning. Dr said everything looks and feels good and strong. After examining my achilles and the incision he asked if I was ready to get rid the of the crutches. I emphatically said, "absolutely" assuming he would tell me just a few more weeks or something along those lines. When he told me I could ditch the crutches right away I had to fight to keep from smiling like a kid on Christmas morning.
My walk is ugly as hell and the height difference from my booted foot to other foot is a little awkward but I’m on cloud nine right now.